Mr. Dorough worked with Miles Davis and many others, but he’s best known for his songs for the educational cartoon series “Schoolhouse Rock!”
The musician’s new album, “You’re Driving Me Crazy,” is his second release fully steeped in jazz. His favorite thing about it: “the spontaneity.”
Ariana Grande’s first new music since the Manchester attack, Taylor Swift on a Sugarland tune and the other tracks that caught our critics’ attention this week.
The Jazz and Blues Art Box collection, with 230 concerts and 96 interviews from the Bern jazz festival, is a gift to the Schomburg Center, a New York library branch.
The founding director of the University of Pittsburgh’s jazz studies program, he helped establish a place for African-American music in the academy.
Musicians and fans mourned the death last winter of Seleno Clarke, a jazz organist who founded the Harlem Groove Band. But the group’s Sunday concerts are still very much happening.
More than half of Friday’s program was devoted to world premieres by composers with backgrounds in jazz performance — a practice that should be more common.
An uncompromising artist, Mr. Taylor argued against reductive definitions of what a musician of his training and background could or should do.